Get ready for a unique community-wide celebration and night of learning; a spiritual journey bringing together people of all varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour-or stay until dawn! We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community.
Childcare: We are offering childcare and a sleeping room (for ages 2 and up) until the end of the Tikkun. Parents must provide bedding, stay on-site, and pre-register online.
Volunteer Request: We are looking for volunteers for this year's Tikkun Leyl Shavout! Whether you have volunteered in the past or are new to the Tikkun, there are so many opportunities, from food prep to greeting to clean up, at all times throughout the night.
this program is a mitzvah project of the Amitim for Grown-Ups Adult Bnot Mitzvah class of 2015!
As Israelis struggle with growing challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jewish-Arab tensions within Israel, pioneering Jews and Arabs are addressing this conflict by creating integrated bilingual schools for their children and joint communities. Hand in Hand operates a growing network of Jewish-Arab schools and communities in Israel and, through this, is building shared society.
Speakers Rebecca Bardach and Mohamad Marzouk,both parents and senior staff members leading Hand in Hand's expansion, will share the story of Hand in Hand's values, practices and its vision for growth.. They will talk about the complicated social reality within which they operate and how Hand in Hand is proving the viability and scalability of Jews and Arabs living together.
Rebecca Bardach was born and raised in Berkeley and her parents are CNS members Gene and Nancy Bardach.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…